Proximity Sensors

Proximity sensors are designed to detect the presence and proximity of an object in range without any physical contact, using sound, light, infrared or electromagnetic fields instead. You can learn more in our complete guide to proximity sensors.


Types of Proximity Sensor

  • Inductive -  An inductive sensor provides non-contact detection of metallic objects. Some sensors can target both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, while others specialise in sensing only one type

 

  • Ultrasonic -  Ultrasonic sensors work by emitting a short burst of ultrasonic sound at a specific frequency towards the target. When the target reflects the sound back to the sensor, the sensor measures the time it takes for the echo to return. The sensor will use the time it takes the soundwave to travel back to calculate the distance between the sensor and the object.

 

  • Capacitive - Capacitive sensors can detect metallic and non-metallic materials. They can detect and measure materials that are conductive or have a greater dielectric constant than air using an electrical field

 

  • Infrared - Infrared sensors measure light with a wavelength in the IR spectrum (>700nm). They are not good at detecting visible light. IR sensors can recognise light from either external or built-in light sources.




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RS Stock No. 188-9115
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X10MC112-M1
BrandOmron
£39.20
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 NPN 10 mm M12 - 4 Pin E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 47.1mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9116
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X16MC112-M1
BrandOmron
£43.87
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 NPN 16 mm M12 - 4 Pin E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 47.1mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9086
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X4B1TL12 2M
BrandOmron
£35.48
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 4 mm Cable E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 69.1mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 175-6929
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X7D112-T 2M
BrandOmron
£53.70
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 - 7 mm Cable E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc - 47.1mm 21mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9117
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X4B1T12-M1
BrandOmron
£32.93
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 4 mm M12 - 4 Pin E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 47.1mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9087
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X9B1TL12 2M
BrandOmron
£43.87
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 9 mm Cable E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 69.1mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9125
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X9B1TL12-M1
BrandOmron
£43.87
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 9 mm M12 - 4 Pin E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 69.1mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 175-6930
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X7D212-M1TGJ-T 0.3M
BrandOmron
£22.30
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 - 7 mm Cable E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc - 47.1mm 21mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9148
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X8B3DL18-M1
BrandOmron
£35.48
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 8 mm M12 - 4 Pin E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 77.3mm 18mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 175-6906
Mfr. Part No.E2EQ-X3D18-T 2M
BrandOmron
£76.25
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 - 3 mm Cable E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc - 37.8mm 15mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9118
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X6B1T12-M1
BrandOmron
£39.51
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 6 mm M12 - 4 Pin E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 47.1mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9136
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X8B1T18-M1
BrandOmron
£32.93
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 8 mm M12 - 4 Pin E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 55.3mm 18mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9088
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X4B3D12 2M
BrandOmron
£32.68
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 4 mm Cable E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 47.1mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9126
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X10MB1TL12-M1
BrandOmron
£39.20
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 10 mm M12 - 4 Pin E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 69.1mm 12mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9160
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X15B3D30-M1
BrandOmron
£39.20
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Barrel Inductive M30 x 1.5 PNP 15 mm M12 - 4 Pin E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 60.3mm 30mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9092
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X14B1T18 2M
BrandOmron
£44.22
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 14 mm Cable E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 55.3mm 18mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 175-6931
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X7D212-T 2M
BrandOmron
£53.70
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 - 7 mm Cable E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc - 47.1mm 21mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9149
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X12B3DL18-M1
BrandOmron
£39.20
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Barrel Inductive M18 x 1 PNP 12 mm M12 - 4 Pin E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 77.3mm 18mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 175-6907
Mfr. Part No.E2EQ-X3D28-T 2M
BrandOmron
£76.25
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Barrel Inductive M8 x 1 - 3 mm Cable E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc - 37.8mm 15mm - - 30V
RS Stock No. 188-9119
Mfr. Part No.E2E-X9B1T12-M1
BrandOmron
£44.22
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Barrel Inductive M12 x 1 PNP 9 mm M12 - 4 Pin E2E-NEXT 10 → 30 V dc IO-LINK 47.1mm 12mm - - 30V